Posts tagged “Landscape

Light in the Forest (Two Photographs)

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I often see wild flowers in their own patch of light. It’s actually quite hard to get a good shot and retain the light. We can talk about metering modes but the real issue is that the camera and the software want to even out light even with spot metering. The radial dial in Lightroom can help a great deal, but if you lighten the flowers for example, you also need to tone down the background. In black and white you can choose a colour filter to  highlight the flowers. This is one of the better techniques. And a vignette doesn’t hurt either.


Popping (Three Photographs)

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Photographers and editors of photographs talk about a photograph “popping” or “making it pop” etc. With tulips this is easy. Their form, colour and position provide more than enough pop. You just have to be close enough to get the composition you want and mind the backgrounds, the tulips do the rest.


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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The colour photograph represents the best week of sun and cool air and the black and white, the week when we had the worst showers in June since 1949. Nasty weather puts a damper on things, but I get more time to process photographsand work on other projects. However, I would much rather be out with my camera.


A New Forest (Three Photographs)

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Having planned a city walk with street photography gear, my wife and I stumbled on a park. Unnamed which was unusual. Squeezed by a school at one end, backyards at the side, and an urban highway that encircled the rest. Still given the density of the trees it was quiet. A real forest, the kind children used to love to play in and now regularly used by dog walkers. The story of the park that day was the magnificent trees. So operating on less is more, here are three trees from the nameless forest.


River View (Two Photographs)

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I took this at Parc de la Plaisance in Quebec. Nice park, great place for photography, although their boardwalks were damaged in the winter storms. The Black and White in my view is the keeper and the colour is just to show the base that I worked with. It has a hint of drama and might make some great wall art.


Tulip Colours (Three Photographs)

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In an an earlier post I said how complicated it can be to get the colors to look natural in a panorama of a tulip bed. You see this in the third shot. It has to do with color spaces and gamuts, put simply, the colors your camera and computer can see. I am sure some expert could get it right but it would be complicated. Instead I prefer the framingof a single flower as in the first two examples.


Montreal Doorways (Three Photographs)


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Doors are endlessly fascinating and I note a number of groups on the internet share photos of doors on a regular basis. I like the way doors age, break up the geometry and are slightly mysteriouswhen one tries to guess what is just beyond them.